South Charlotte

Giving back

Charlotte Rescue Mission

Griffin Home Health Care donates beds: Griffin Home Health Care, a health-care equipment and supply company with a location off Monroe Road, donated 20 hospital beds to Charlotte Rescue Mission. Charlotte Rescue Mission reaches out to the homeless and those battling addictions to get them off the streets and into recovery programs. It provides a free 90-day Christian residential program for men and women in need. For details on Griffin, visit www.GriffinHomeHealthCare.com. For details, visit charlotterescuemission.org.

Primrose School

Humane Society Collection: The Primrose School of Lake Wylie, for infants through age 4, recently collected items for the Humane Society as part of its Helping Hands enrichment program. Through the program, the school chooses a local venue to raise funds for and get students involved in the community. This year's theme was Precious Pets.

Woofstock

Animal rescue day: Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue are teaming up 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Amos' South End, 1423 S. Tryon St. The organizations will be celebrating several regional animal rescues in the Charlotte area. Admission is $5 and there will be food, drinks, shopping, a silent auction and a '60s-themed photo op for you and your furry friend. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet a variety of animals available for adoption and learn more about specific breeds. For more details about Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love visit www.greatdanefriends.com. For details: www.blueridgeboxerrescue.com.

Pineville United Methodist

Golf tournament: The eighth annual Scott Rea Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Sept. 9 at the Renaissance Park Golf Course, 1525 West Tyvola Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The purpose is to raise funds to meet the needs of Pineville United Methodist Church's expanding outreach programs for the local community and beyond. Cost is $60 for individuals, $240 per foursome; mulligans: $8 per team or 2 persons, $5 for individual. Lunch is included and winners will receive prizes. For forms and details, visit www.pinevilleumc.org.

Avon Walk fundraiser

Actor's theatre hopes to raise $5,000: Actor's Theatre of Charlotte will raise money for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer throughout the production of "In The Next Room" by Sarah Ruhl. For each patron who uses the code "EndIt," the theatre will donate $5 of each ticket purchased to the walk. The production runs Sept. 9-Oct. 1. For details: www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.

Jacob's Ladder

Charity poker tournament: The next quarterly charity poker tournament to benefit Jacob's Ladder Job Center will take place 7-11 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Ritz Carlton Uptown, 201 E. Trade St. There is a $60 buy-in for the Texas Hold 'em tournament. To register, visit www.jacobsladdercharlotte.org or call 704-332-5822 for more information. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

The Cornwell Center

5K and festival: The Big Red Shoe 5K and Festival will take place 9 a.m. Sept. 10 on the grounds of the Cornwell Center, 2001 Selwyn Ave. There will be a 5K road race, 1K fun run, a pancake breakfast and a community festival following the race. The festival will include inflatables, a petting zoo and more. All proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. For details: visit www.cornwellcenter.org.

Sandra's Second Wind

Golf tournament fundraiser: There will be a golf tournament starting at noon Sept. 10 at the Divide Golf Club, 6803 Stevens Mill Road, Matthews, to raise funds for the Children's Organ Transplant Association in honor of Sandra Cook, a Union County resident who is in need of a double lung transplant. To register, contact Jerry and Sharon Eichler at 704-821-2088 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. For details: visit www.cotaforsandrac.com.

KinderMourn

Parents helping parents: The KinderMourn Home, 1320 Harding Place, will offer a free program 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 15 for families that are contemplating or experiencing a pregnancy after the loss of a child. For details: 704-376-2580.

Guys With Ties

Casino night for mitochondrial disease: There will be a black-tie optional casino night 8 p.m.-midnight at Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh Street. There will be an open bar, hors d'oeurves, grand prizes, dancing and a silent auction to benefit the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Tickets are $75 until Sept. 16 and $90 at the door. Tickets and details: visit www.guyswithtiescharlotte.com.

Aw Shucks Farms

Fundraiser for Sept. 11: Aw Shucks Farms, 3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe, will host a benefit in honor of Patriot Day, 1-6 p.m. Sept. 11, with proceeds going toward the American Red Cross. Cost is $5 per person and will include hayrides, an animal barn, kids play area, nature trail, old train car, general store and the special Sept. 11 corn maze. For details: www.AwShucksFarms.com or 704-709-7000.

Donald Haack Diamonds

Food drive: Donald Haack Diamonds will be partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina on Sept. 16 and 17. Customers can donate non-perishable food items at the store in SouthPark at 4611 Sharon Road. A percentage of sales will also be donated to the food bank. For details: 704-365-4400.

Blood drive

Pints for Pencils: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Classroom Central are joining forces for a campaign called Pints for Pencils. For each blood donation in September, CBCC will donate $1 for school supplies to Classroom Central which is able to turn every dollar contributed into more than $7 in free school supplies distributed to area students. For details: www.classroomcentral.org or www.cbcc.us.

Isabella Santos Foundation

5K for Kids Cancer: The fourth annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer will be held 8 a.m. Sept. 24 in the Ballantyne Corporate Park, 13860 Ballantyne Corporate Place. The 5K is for both walkers and runners and will include a fun run for kids. All proceeds will benefit the Isabella Santos Foundation which donates proceeds to selected charities including Neuroblastoma Research, the Ronald McDonald House, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and other local children's cancer charities. To register for the race, visit www.active.com/running/charlotte-nc/race-for-kids-cancer-5k-2011 or www.isabellasantosfoundation.com.

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